Caleb Carr The Lessons of Terror

Yes, this is the same Caleb Carr that wrote the wonderful The Alienist and the Angel of Darkness. I had no idea that he wrote so much non fiction, nor that he was in fact extremely knowledgable in military and political history. He is a contributing editor of MHQ (quarterly journal of military history)and series editor of the MOdern LIbrary War Series.
This is incredibly insightful, well written, and conservative while providing a critical historical context for terrorism today. He does argue that it will fail, but it appears to me it takes more education (of all of us, and them!) and if history is anything to go by, peace will not happen in my lifetime. Hence depressing. But I found many useful definitions, and connections with other historical accounts that made this a useful book.

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